The Most Popular Posts of September

It’s the last day of the month and as I do every month I’ve compiled a list of the most popular posts of the month. This month received more than 1,000,000 pageviews for the first time. That is amazing! Thank you to all of you who have shared posts through Tweets, Pins, Facebook, and […]

Explore Planet Nutshell’s Teacher Library for Great Educational Videos

I became a big fan of Planet Nutshell the first time that I saw their series of videos on Internet Safety. They’ve also produced great videos on Financial Aid, Climate Science, Health, Mathematics, and Physics. This morning I was exploring the Planet Nutshell website and notice that all of the education videos are now available in one section […]

ClipPod – Shared Notes and Attachments for Google Calendars

Update: October 2019. This tool no longer exists.  ClipPod is a neat Google Calendar add-on that allows you to share notes and attachments through Google Calendar events. By adding ClipPod to your Google Calendar you can have conversations with your collaborators about your calendar events. While Google Calendar already allows you to add attachments to […]

How to Format Block Quotes in Google Documents

A couple of days ago a reader emailed me to ask for directions on formatting block quotes in Google Documents. This morning I created a video to answer that question. In the video below I explain and demonstrate how to format block quotes in Google Documents.

My Google Tools Tutorial Videos in One Playlist

Over the last year I’ve created a bunch of how-to videos to answer common questions about Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Chrome, Maps, and Earth. This evening I finally put all of those videos into one playlist. That playlist is embedded below. I’ll be adding more videos to this playlist as I create them.

The Solutions to Common Stains Found in One Great Database

Stain Solutions is a handy website developed by Susan Taylor at the University of Illinois Extension. The site is a database of dozens of common stains and the solutions to remove them. Click on a stain in the chart and you will be taken to a list of the ingredients needed to make a solution […]

Video Book Reviews in the Common Craft Style

This evening on the Common Craft blog I saw a video in which someone reviewed The Art of Explanation by making a video in the Common Craft style. The producer of the video, Bruce Herwig, wrote a blog post explaining the lessons he learned in the video production process. Applications for Education I’ve written about […]

Long Awaited Features Added to Google Forms

Whenever I lead a workshop about Google Forms teachers always ask if there is a way to limit response and if there is a way to randomize the order of the questions in the form. Starting today the answer is yes. Google has finally added those options to Google Forms. Limiting form responses to one […]

Freeplay Music – Another Good Place to Find Music for Multimedia Projects

Earlier this week I shared a list of good places to find free music and sound effects for your students to use in their multimedia projects. The next morning Kinshasa Msola emailed me to with the suggestion of adding Freeplay Music to that list. I’m glad that she did because Freeplay Music was a great […]

The Week In Review – The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from Maine. By the time most of you read this I will be fly fishing on my favorite lake in the state. Wherever you are this weekend, I hope that you have fun things planned too. If part of your weekend includes getting caught up on ed tech news, take a look at […]